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Published on Apr 19, 2014
The betrayal of Judas was motivated by money. In the Bible, money is the idol par excellence behind which lurks Satan, the true competitor of God.
That was at the heart of the Homily given by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, Preacher of the Papal Household, at the celebration of the Passion of the Lord in St Peter's Basilica on Good Friday afternoon.
He went on to say that money is the basis of the exploitation of men, prostitution, mafias, political corruption, drugs, and the sale of organs.
It is even greed of those officials who receive high salaries and do not want to reduce them he said.
Jesus, said Fr Cantalamessa is ready to forgive, even Judas. We Christians, he added have ...